Takanini Health Clinic a boon

Staff Reporter

Residents of the South Auckland suburb of Takanini who are patients of the East Tamaki Health Care (EHTC) received a ‘new blessing’ with the opening of the Takanini Medical Centre last month.

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga inaugurated the new facility on December 5, 2014 in the presence of EHTC Founder-Chairman Dr Kantilal Patel, Directors Ranjna Patel and Rakesh Patel, Maori health provider Raukura Hauora O Tainui, members of the Board, doctors, specialists, administrative staff, well-wishers and a number of patients.

Community demand

The Centre became operational in October with a GP Clinic, Physiotherapist, Dentist, Nurse, a General Practitioner, a GP Trainee and a Receptionist.

Mrs Patel said that the new clinic was established in response to patient demand.

“We have many patients from the area who are registered with us already and the New Centre alleviates the pressure at the other centres. The Takanini Clinic is a satellite of the Manurewa Clinic recently purchased by EHTC,” she said.

Takanini Health Clinic- Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga with Rakesh PatelAmong the speakers at the ceremony were Mr Lotu-Iiga, Rakesh Patel and Raukura Deputy Board Chair Tukuroirangi Morgan.

Located at 30 Walters Road, Takanini, the Clinic is open from 830 am to 6 pm on weekdays and from 830 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.

Widespread Clinics

According to Mrs Patel, ETHC Group maintains a network of primary care providers with clinics spread throughout South, Central and West Auckland.

“ETHC offers a diverse range of services within the scope of primary care, including immunisations, doctor and nurse consultations, ACC, maternity, community and clinic based mental health team services and minor surgery.  ETHC is a part of Total Healthcare PHO,” she said.

Websites: www.ethc.co.nz; www.totalhealthcare.org.nz

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